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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Sweden to withdraw from international air force exercise because of IAF participation

Sweden has decided to withdraw from an international air force exercise to be held in Italy next month because the Israel Air Force will be participating.

Sweden had originally agreed to send eight jet fighters to the Volcanex 2006 exercise in Italy between May 8-26.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Christian Karlsson said the aim of the drill was to prepare for future cooperation in international peacekeeping operations, but added that "the participation of the Israeli Air Force has changed the prerequisites of the exercise."

Defense Minister Leni Bjorklund said in a statement that Sweden pulled out because a state "that does not participate in international peacekeeping missions" would be part of the exercise, but did not mention Israel by name.

Sweden has a long-standing policy of neutrality, but is actively involved in UN-peacekeeping missions. Its armed forces also participate in NATO exercises under the Partnership for Peace program.

The Volcanex 2006 exercise will be held in cooperation with the European Air Group as part of the Italian Air Force exercise Spring Flag in Decimomannu, Italy.

The EAG was established to further develop the collaboration between British and French air forces in the first Gulf War. It now has seven member nations.

Sweden is not really neutral anymore. Like many countries in Europe, it is being overrun by Muslims. A couple of days ago, a blogger named Fjordman wrote a lengthy piece on Sweden's neighbor, Norway. The entire piece is worth reading (I cut and pasted it into a Word document and it ran about seven pages), but he had some choice information about Sweden:
Sweden is probably the worst country in the Western world in dealing with these issues. Sweden has a 25% real unemployment rate. What happens if or when the Swedish welfare state collapses? Isn’t it likely that this will trigger a flood of “welfare tourists” to neighboring countries such as Norway? This question hasn’t even been asked, much less debated, by a single political leader in this country. The number of rape charges in Sweden has quadrupled in a generation, parallel to Muslim immigration. Resident aliens from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia dominate the group of rape suspects. Lawyer Ann Christine Hjelm found that 85 per cent of the convicted rapists in one court were born on foreign soil or of foreign parents. In a new Sociological survey, the wave of robberies the city of Malmö has witnessed during this past year is part of a “war against Swedes.” This is the explanation given by young robbers with immigrant background. “When we are in the city and robbing, we are waging a war, waging a war against the Swedes.” This argument was repeated several times. “Power for me means that Swedes shall look at me, lie down on the ground and kiss my feet.” The boys explain, laughingly, that “there is a thrilling sensation in your body when you’re robbing, you feel satisfied and happy, it feels as if you’ve succeeded, it simply feels good.” “It’s so easy to rob Swedes, so easy.” “We rob every single day, as much as we want to, whenever we want to.” A high school teacher in Malmö discovered that about a dozen Arab students were laughing and shouting “Allahu Akbar!” while watching a DVD of infidel hostages being beheaded in Iraq. The headmaster didn’t think the incident was such a big deal. At least 139 schools in Sweden suffered arson attacks during 2002 alone. Björn Vinberg from the fire department in Kroksbäck in the Malmö area says it’s humiliating and degrading to put out fires again and again in the same immigrant areas, with school kids laughing at them and lighting a new one just afterwards. His colleagues have been to the same place no less than twenty times, all totally unnecessary. One of the schools in Malmö recently closed down an entire section because of rampant violence, something unheard of in Sweden only a generation ago.

Sweden is a semi-totalitarian country. It’s all about façade. On the surface, Sweden is a tolerant nation and peaceful democracy. In reality, there is massive media censorship by a closed elite that is scared of having a debate about immigration. There are even physical attacks on critics of immigration by Leftist extremists, something which has been largely ignored and thus quietly approved by the establishment, until it now even targets parties in Parliament. No dissent is tolerated. Opinion polls have revealed that two out of three Swedes doubt whether Islam can be combined with Swedish society, and a very significant proportion of the population have for years wanted more limitations in immigration. Yet not one party represented in the Swedish Parliament is genuinely critical of the Multicultural society or the current immigration policies. The Swedish elite congratulate themselves that they have managed to keep “xenophobic” parties from gaining a foothold while the country is sinking underneath their feet. No, Mr. Jagland, we have nothing to learn from Sweden except hypocrisy to perfection. We should study them only in trying to avoid letting them drag us down with them when they fall, which they will.

So I look at Sweden's cancellation of its participation in the exhibition as a shame, but also as being perfectly in line with the rest of what is going on there. By the way, what's going on in Sweden and Norway is not out of line with what is going on in the rest of Europe.


At 11:57 PM, Blogger diasporavoice said...

I am Swedish and a Jew. Here is my story:


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